Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 38,960
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.49 (11/21/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S $2.5 MS obverse 1866 S $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the year was 38,900 pieces. Apparently these entered circulation and stayed, as finding a coin anything close to mint state is a challenge.

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1866 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 315 345 400 485 725 1385 1500 1775 3150 6650 8800 18750 27000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 199
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
8/19/1995 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7647 $2,200.00
3/13/1999 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1999 Mid Winter ANA Signature Sale #199, 199/Lot# 6608 $3,220.00
7/9/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 2005 $759.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3762 $1,150.00
11/14/2010 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2959, 2959/Lot# 2418 $488.75
3/31/2013 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 106342 $479.60
8/1/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20315 $2,203.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 $2.5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257562076410021494171619113013352341334475487664917751816785989046951299951049511014
54659066884311661568178122783183372642474608541469117889831087479201967310161106680
00000017812278318337264247460854146911788983108747920196731016100
00000018462645335339294361474259527331802884548896935698341032800
1866 $2.5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7548479009901117142144522037212423193080433348886651765111486172742632540614420204346244940
7858659301032121824314452206621892573349845185476698489291341520291310884108342501439550
000000445220662189257334984518547669848929134152029131088410834250100
0000004452209522542826391547036063731810208153452330835851415514298100
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 4452
Owner: 100caps
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2124
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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